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in washington, he gave to the a.f.l.c.i.o. in 1961. we don't need two movements. if you would agree t desegregate unions, we would have one movement. they rejected him and rejected that offer. andy young tells a story in the introduction to a book called "the closing door" and he says, you know, after king was assassinated, the johnson administration came with affirmative action and at the time, you may have read if not remembered, the civil rights movement, martin luther king had turned to full employment and poor people's campaigns as a principal demand. and the johnson administration, rather than coming up with full employment came up with affirmative action. you won't see eyes on the prize, black people marching on the street demanding affirmative action. they were demanding full employment and trying to reach out to whites, latinos, native americans, that was the division. when affirmative actn happened, we knew it would only help the upper middle class within the black community, a very small percentage of african-americans kids were going to go to these elite colleges that affi
as we know it. i think i am very lucky in having the job that i do, because i don't have the leisure to be incredibly blessed doubt it for my childhood. that was a world that i was not part of an was unlikely to ever be a part of. the kind of coverage that we get from anybody with a cell phone, all over the world, sullivan unreliable, is still astonishing and necessary. you brought up the arab spring. it brought up real-life coverage of hurricane sandy. it is everywhere we need to be, to paraphrase some advertisement or other. it is a great, wonderful new world. the big difference is that you as the news consumer have to do the work they did not have to do before. you have to choose your pension plan, your healthcare plan, paper or plastic. you have everything thrown in your lap, and maybe most important is the information you choose to consume. you are what you eat. if you eat nothing but chocolate pudding your entire life, then you can venture out there and very your diet. it is all there. there are so many times when i have spoken in public forums and people will say, why are the
idiots and we are stupid and don't know anything, that is because this is the kind of information being given to us. in the 1980's, when reagan was president, he said that there was $3 trillion in surplus in social security. and that was too much money to be sitting there. gradually, congress and the whole government started siphoning money off to pay the debt. that is what they have been doing. guest: it gets to a fundamental question about social security, as to whether it is a completely separate program that is not a part of the federal government, that is not a redistributive in any way, in effect, taking money from us as a society and redirecting it to those most in need. it was not conceived that way. it was conceived as an individual retirement cushion that everybody could tap into. when you get back to the generational issues on this, young folks tend to be a little bit more supportive of the redistribution will notion. really, social security is not necessarily something different from other government program. maybe higher-income people ought to pay a little bit more than low
one day they don't. it is not a gradual process as neil ferguson has pointed out. -- niall ferguson has pointed out. these things are impossible to predict. they can be set on by a bit of bad budget news. >> ? -- bob? >> unlike greece and other countries, it is not that we do not have the financial ability to solve the problem. they do not. greece does not have debt. -- does not have that. we have the political will. -- we lack the political will. it is a different political situation. the other thing to keep in mind is we have not gotten the usual signal from bond markets are interest rates that you are living beyond your means. interest rates will go up. we have a weak economy. our fed has taken a set of policies for two years and now we're going to keep interest rates close to zero. that is a very unusual thing. it has eliminated one of the signals that the public and market and leaders look to for action. >> what do you think? >> the markets themselves are also telling us that interest rates are incredibly low because of the weak global economy. on the one hand i can talk about
whose data is actually presented. we don't have a very good matching ability the person whose information being sent is actually the person who is being hired. but despite these weaknesses, everify, one has to say, has left the station. it is not any more a phenomenon. those pilot programs that resulted in the termination of everify, i think that speculation is over. everify will remain a permanent part of our immigration legal system. the only issue is at what pace and in what level will it become mandatory, and how do we determine the deficiencies that are currently in the system. there are two other developments which i will quickly touch on in the work force enforcement system. one i think many of you know that the bauks fundamentally shifted its poll di-- obama administration fundamentally shifted its policy by moving away from targeting unauthorized immigrants through high-profile rates to targeting actually employers who hire unauthorized workers. since june -- since january of 2009, i.c.e. has audited more than 8,000 employers. it has debarred 726 companies and imposed
don't have to impose a huge amount of pain to resolve the social security question. >> let's say the best for last which is medicare. it was remarkable that during the entire fiscal cliff debate, the political system was silent on the issue of medicare. there was all this talk earlier by house republicans who voted for a dramatic change in the structure of medicare but during the fiscal cliff debate, over the last month or so, i heard almost no words about medicare. both parties seem to be terrified about even talking about it. what was going on? are there ways to get sufficient money from medicare to address the fiscal issue without entirely reforming the system that? >> it was evident what was going on. social security and medicare must be the two most politically popular programs ever invented. they affect a huge amount of people. it really is hard for politicians to attack those programs. know what you do to make reform more acceptable. that is what i am so pessimistic for the long run. i think it will take some sort of crisis to get reforms and those popular programs. >> wha
that the american people expect us to have. they don't expect washington -- and in this case, congress, and really in this case, one house of congress -- to do enormous harm to the economy for partisan reasons. >> i wonder if today on the front page of the new york times, on the photo of the senior staff with the president, when the new york times caption says, "try to find valerie jarrett," whether the president was embarrassed that here was a picture of his supposed senior staff and you could not see a visible woman. >> well, first of all, as you know, and i would point you the content of the story as opposed to the headline or the photograph, the president's senior staff here is well -- women are well represented in the president's senior staff here. two of the three deputies -- deputy chiefs of staff are women. the white house counsel is a woman. a woman runs homeland security for this country, secretary napolitano. there are -- the cabinet secretary in charge of the most important piece of domestic policy legislation in a generation is a woman, kathleen sebelius. and, again, i would point you
responses of the state level to it. >> why don't we each address this? i will start. first of aqaba -- first of all, dick and states have taken different approaches, and when tested with the establishment of states. in delaware, we decided to do a partnership, a state-federal. number two, the issue that we we're going to take you live now to the convention center in albany, new york. on your screen is the lieutenant governor of the state. he will begin producing governor andrew cuomo for his state of the state address. he is expected to propose an assault weapons ban during his comments. next, the comptroller of the state of new york. [applause] our assembly minority leader. [applause] our senate minority leader. [applause] the speaker of the new york state assembly, sheldon silver. [applause] next, the senate majority coalition leader, jeffrey klein. [applause] our senate majority coalition leader. [applause] blaze and gentlemen, it gives me great pride to introduce a man who in the last two years has taken the state from an national punchline to national results. welcome our governor, andr
agenda? having covered this in the past, i know how much energy it takes from members. but i don't think that the members who are going to be the most involved in the fiscal cliff spending kinds of discussions are the same ones who are going to be pushing on immigration. and as long as you have someone in the senate, like majority leader harry reid, who also wants to move forward, i think you're still going to see some action. host: let's hear what president obama had to say. this is when he was on "meet the press" right before the new year, him talking to david gregory. >> i'm asking about time frame, as you well know, your second- term president, even having one re-election, your capital is limited. what is your single priority of the second term? what is the equivalent to healthcare? >> well, there are a couple of things that we need to get done. i've said that fixing our broken i will great system is a top priority -- our broken immigration system is a top priority. i will introduce legislation to get that done. we've talked about it long enough. we know how we can fix it. we can do
the institution by institution is daunting. why don't we look at, in court? telling people in with the college board does, sharing high quality courses that are designed and built upon and refined through educators working together. >> i want to separate these four second. i could not agree with you more that brilliant minds helped shape a common core. as opposed to the construction -- >> it was a combination of mathematicians and educators. if you're making turf courses -- >> we have teacher preparation programs across the country. many of them not the kinds of institutions for which people are recruited. we're trying to get these programs to overhaul what they do. i understand the value of trying to share practices. i am curious. are there other ways to help change what is going on? >> let me pause and celebrate your candor in the following sense. this is the time in a time of limited resources to step out. when people ask what more resources to need to implement it worries me as a question in the sense that we have to learn how to redirect and be more efficient and to get an edge of the few
of students are not at the high level. what are we going to do differently? you don't always have to be the director. how do you help children facilitate in their learning? the use of technology. we cannot be scared about integrating technology. it should be something that students are doing. we have utilize teachers that get it. >> i think that is spot on. there have been other issues of improvement and reform. this is anchored into the classroom. teachers are going to lead this one as opposed to other pieces they may have been involved with. >> what is an example? >> accountability of reform. other reforms were direct instruction. whole scripted instruction -- practice has put teachers in inappropriate center of this work. where it is catching fire is in letting us see the best work inside the classroom and having teachers lead the rest of us in the development of this work. the ability to use the ideography around instruction anchored in the common core has been incredibly powerful. >> liz, the democrats of douglas county are interesting. there is an affluent population that yo
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